NO 233 – JULY 2012
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WFE Focus July 2012
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Bucharest Stock Exchange launches new index

On 3 July 2012, the Bucharest Stock Exchange launched the BET-BK index (Bucharest Exchange Trading Benchmark Index). It is a benchmark index, price weighted by the market capitalization of the most traded companies on BVB.

CBOE introduces interest rate-based volatility index

On 18 June 2012, the Chicago Board Options Exchange started disseminating values for its first interest rate-based volatility index, the CBOE Interest Rate Volatility Index. It is designed to offer fixed-income options traders and portfolio managers a standardized and transparent measure of interest rate swap volatility. It measures expected basis-point volatility in the interest rate swap market.

İMKB disseminates new Shariah index

On 22 June 2012, İMKB started to disseminate the S&P/OIC COMCEC 50 Shariah index, a joint index of the Organization of the Islamic Conference member states’ stock exchanges and S&P Indices. It is designed to measure the performance of 50 leading Shariah-compliant companies from the OIC member states.

Shanghai Stock Exchange launches market value 100 index and dividend series indices

On 20 July 2012, the Shanghai Stock Exchange, in cooperation with China Securities Index Co., launched the SSE Market Value 100 Index. On the same date, the SSE also launched 5 dividend indices, including the SSE180 dividend index, the SSE 380 dividend index, the SSE State-owned Enterprises dividend index, the SSE Central State-owned Enterprises dividend index and the SSE Private-owned Enterprises dividend index.

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